Bluman Rides to Blue Concluding CSI 5* Competition at Tryon International Equestrian Center

Oct 21, 2018 - 12:09 PM
For Immediate Release

Mill Spring, NC – October 21, 2018 – It was a blue ribbon for Israel’s Daniel Bluman and mount Entano in the $70,000 1.50m Sunday Classic CSI 5* at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). The duo raced to the first place finish in 41.599 seconds, besting the class of 34. Riding into second place was Sharn Wordley (NZL) and his own Casper, a 2006 Oldenburg gelding (Contender x Baloubet du Rouet), completing the short-course in 43.607 seconds. Third place honors were bestowed upon Kristen Vanderveen (USA) and the Bull Run Jumpers Six LLC’s 2006 Hanoverian gelding (Caspar x Quidam de Revel), Bull Run’s Almighty, who ended their jump-off in 44.598 seconds. 
Daniel Bluman and Entano

Bluman and the 2009 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Namelus R x Numero Uno) owned by Over The Top Stables LLC, were one of five combinations to test the jump-off track, designed by Anthony D’Ambrosio (USA), and Bluman laid down a speedy round that nudged Wordley out of first. “I thought it was a very good course,” commented Bluman, “it was wonderful to have some beautiful new jumps out there to jump now. The course designer did a good job. It was a fair, nice track. There were faults all over the place and it was technical and hard enough. It suited Entano well. He’s been jumping great lately and it was a positive result so I can’t complain.”

He continued, “He is a fast horse naturally, so I was trying to focus on him and make sure he was relaxed. I had a chance to see Sharn go in the jump-off and I thought I could beat him. This horse is a little hard to turn here and there, but he has a big step and is fast and careful, so it ended well.”

This is the gelding’s first year jumping at a higher level and Bluman explained that he is hopeful for the future with his mount. “This is the first year he has done the more serious classes and he has already won two high ranking classes. I may bring him to Kentucky as a second horse to give him some indoor experience, then he will head to Florida to compete in Holiday & Horses at PBIEC to gear up for the winter season.”

Bluman concluded, “I have high hopes for this horse. I have owned him since he was a seven-year-old and he has responded well to the work, so we are very excited about him.”

Daniel Bluman and Entano in their presentation ceremony.

Spy Coast Farm Developing Jumper Series Shines Light on Future Equestrian Talent

The Spy Coast Farm Developing Jumper Series took place over the course of four days and four rounds, with the fate of the young winners determined on Saturday morning. After a hard fought battle against several talented mounts, the $5,000 Spy Coast Farm 5-Year-Old Jumper Championship title was awarded to Jennifer Waxman of Lexington, KY, and Spy Coast Farm LLC’s very own Nightshade SCF. The duo crossed through the jump-off timers in 38.052 seconds to seal the top spot. Second place was awarded to Katie Sparks of Sarasota, FL, and Centennial Farm Inc.’s April Fool, who ended the weekend with a final jump-off time of 34.152 seconds and with four added faults. Third place was rounded out by David O’Brien of Lexington, KY, aboard another Spy Coast Farm LLC mount, Nanette SCF, who did not contest the jump-off, landing on a time of 75.5 seconds and 16 total faults.

Jennifer Waxman and Nightshade SCF in their awards presentation ceremony with Michael Kerr representing Spy Coast Farm, LLC.

The $10,000 Spy Coast Farm 6-Year-Old Jumper Championship welcomed 11 horse-and-rider combinations to test their skills, but it was young horse extraordinaire David O’Brien who took another Spy Coast Farm LLC horse straight to the top, piloting Merly Chin SCF to the blue rosette with a fault free jump-off time of 30.799 seconds.

“I use the Developing Jumper Series as an aid for my horses,” noted O’Brien, who has ridden several successful horses through the Developing Jumper Series over the past few years. “By the end of the year, I feel like I’m up on par with the rest of the young horses. Throughout the year, it’s a great stepping stone for your horse to get in the ring. It’s inexpensive and generally good courses. The shows in Tryon in April, the B-rated shows, they always put you in a good ring. You can really get the horses up and going. Throughout the year the course designers add extra things into the ring like water jumps and that kind of stuff.”

David O’Brien and Merly Chin SCF in their awards presentation ceremony with Michael Kerr representing Spy Coast Farm, LLC.

O’Brien rides for Developing Jumper Series sponsor Spy Coast Farm LLC, and has continuously proven that the emphasis put on the proper training of young horses pays off. “It means everything to me to ride for Spy Coast,” O’Brien continued. “You know, it’s great for me, Lisa Lourie, gives us every chance. She doesn’t mind if we win or lose, but if we go in, and the horses have a good experience. If you look at, throughout the year, I might win as many young horses classes as anyone, but by the finals, I do win because I use every class as a training. We are using the classes to train the horse. We’re very lucky.”

Second place was scooped up by Brittni Raflowitz (Palm City, FL) and the ESI Show Jumpers Inc. entry Mevis de Muze, riding to a jump-off time of 31.671 seconds. Third place was rounded out by Wellington, FL, native Carlos Myrrha, who rode El Milagro’s Lovergon across the fast track in 33.356 seconds.

Allen Nabors Jr. represented Landrum, SC, as he grabbed the first place spot in the $10,000 Spy Coast Farm 7-Year-Old Jumper Championship with Jessie Mazzoni’s Bon Chatsworth Pierre, besting 16 other competitors with a jump-off time of 32.737 seconds in the fourth and final round of competition. Schuyler Riley of Wellington, FL, claimed second with G-Force, owned by Wolfstone Stables & Sales Inc., with a time of 33.46 seconds. Third place went to Paul O’Shea of Wellington, FL, and Skara Glen’s Para Bellum, marking down a time of 33.583 seconds in the final jump-off.

Allen Nabors Jr. and Bon Chatsworth Pierre in their awards presentation ceremony with Michael Kerr representing Spy Coast Farm, LLC.

Jumper Highlights:In the $300 1.0m Low Adult Amateur Jumper Stake Caroline Williamson of Asheville, NC, took first place aboard her own, Barbara Car. The pair earned a jump-off score of 31.663 seconds. Julia Gates of Easley, SC claimed second riding her own, Sierra. Gates stopped the timers in 32.495 seconds. Jennifer Magee of Wellington, FL claimed third place riding Hollywood Eleven, owned by Gruschenka Mojicasanchez. Magee completed the course in 33.3111 seconds.

The $300 1.0m Low Children’s Jumper Stake awarded Walter Miller of Charlotte, NC, first place atop his own Cisco Kid. Miller earned an impressive jump-off time of 29.805 seconds. Elizabeth Galloway of Taylors, SC, earned second riding her own F-16 with a time of 32.054 seconds. Third place was granted to Caia Watridge of St. Augustine, FL, riding Kalle, owned by Siboney Ranch. Watridge stopped the timers in 32.724 seconds.

In the NAL/WIHS 1.10m Adult-Amateur Jumper Classic Tori Bila of Charlotte, NC, took blue with her own, Brisbane. Bila earned a time of 31.859 seconds to secure her first place spot. Claire Bakewell of Wellington, FL, took second place aboard Fraupina H owned by Bully Lane LLC. Bakewell stopped the timers in 32.375 seconds. Andrea Matesick of Caladonia, MS, completed the course in 35.369 seconds riding Corcovado BG owned by Blue Gate Farm LLC.

The NAL/WIHS 1.10m Children’s Jumper Classic decorated Isabella Royal of Vass, NC, with blue aboard her own, Can Can VL. Royal completed the jump-of in 29.995 seconds to secure her first place win. Louise Whitner of Middleburg, VA, was awarded second place with her own Qredo. Whitner stopped the timers in 33.956 seconds. Sarah Steadman of Orlando, FL, took third riding her own Aubade VA. Steadman completed the course in 33.964 seconds.

John Angus of Fort Lauderdale, FL, triumphed and took first in the $3,000 1.20m NAL Low Junior Classic riding Leroy, owned by Stephanie E. Angus. Angus completed the course in 36.45 seconds to secure his spot. Maggie Hill of Jackson, WY, earned second aboard her own Hope. Hill finished the jump-off in 37.003 seconds. Charlise Casas of Kennilworth, IL, took third riding KTS Diregina, owned by Maarten Huygens. Casas earned a time of 37.264 seconds.

The $3,000 1.20m NAL Low Amateur Jumper awarded first place to Petra Sobotova. Sobotova stopped the timers in 34.493 seconds aboard her own Jabab de Reve. Maria Costa of Wellington, FL, claimed second riding Fifty Fifty III owned by Ravello Farms LLC. Costa completed the jump-off in 35.9 seconds. Alex Parrish of Midway, KY, took third riding Biendorado, owned by Lexander Farm LLC. Parrish completed the course in 36.192 seconds.

The $5,000 1.30m Medium Jr/Amateur Classic saw Claudia Villamil of Wellington, FL, to first place aboard her own Quite Close VD SMIS. Villamil completed the course in 34.165 seconds. Charlise Casas of Kennilworth, IL, took second place riding Halibo Van Texelhof owned by Reid Patton. Casas finished the course in 34.699 seconds. Third place was awarded to Brooke Peterson of Plano, TX. Peterson finished the course in 36.532 seconds aboard Nicole Peterson’s Fast Flo.

In the $10,000 1.40m High Junior/Amateur Classic, Oliva Chowdry of Denver, CO, rode away with blue. Chowdry stopped the timers in 36.148 seconds aboard Atlas Equine Holdings LLC’s Chuck Berry 8. Samantha Wight of Aspen, CO, took second riding Edison, owned by Melissa Wight. Wight finished the jump-off in 37.108 seconds. Third place was awarded to Erin Haas of Ann Arbor, MI. Haas finished the jump-off in 37.551 seconds aboard North Face Farm’s Quality on Top.


Hunter Highlights:

Olivia Sweetnam of Wellington, FL, claimed first in the $500 Pony Hunter Classic. Sweetnam aboard Sweet Oak Farm’s Sugarbrook Burnside earned a score of 160 to secure her top spot. Davenport Hatcher of Charlotte, NC, took second aboard his own, Just My Style. Leigh Ashby of Lincolnton, NC place third riding her own, Onyxfords Blue Magic.

The $1000 3’6″ Junior Hunter Classic awarded first to Theresa Tolar of Forest City, NC, riding Helen Brown’s Tybee. Tolar earned a score of 172. Second place was awarded to Elly Ficca of Charlotte, NC, riding her own, Cleopatra’s Smile. Ficca earned a score of 161. Maggie Hill of Jackson, WY, placed third with a score of 151 riding her own, Tradition.

In the $1,000 3’3″ Junior Hunter Classic, Erin Cummins of Carmel, IN, rode away with blue aboard her own, My BFF with a score of 165. Charlotte Black of Charleston, SC, took second riding her own, Attila. The pair earned a score of 158. Katherine Smith of Charlotte, NC, took third riding her own, Wahoowa scoring 157.

The $1,000 3’3″/3’6″ Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic awarded Bergen Sanderford of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, first place riding his own Happenstance. Sanderford earned a score of 173. Second place was granted to Kelsey Donahoe of Ocala, FL, riding her own Ausone. Donahoe earned a score of 160. Devon Degen of Water Mill, NY, won third with a score of 159.5 riding Degenmour Farm Inc.’s Luminary.

In the $500 NAL/WIHS Children Hunter 14 & Under Classic, Gabby Stouffer of Knoxville, TN, claimed first place aboard Select Sport Horses’ Denver with a score of 155. Cate Hernandez of Waxhaw, NC, earned second place with a score of 142 riding Epic, owned by Andrea Guzinski. Olivia Clark of Milton, GA, took third place with a score of 139 riding her own, Soloist.

In the $500 NAL/WIHS Children’s Hunter 15-17 Yrs Classic, Sterling Hunt of Forest City, NC, rode home with blue aboard Laura Hunt’s, Dolce. Hunt earned a score of 148 to secure her top spot. Second place was awarded to Carly Rein of Raleigh, NC, riding Echelon, owned by Tara Dow-Rein. Rein earned a score of 145. Following close behind, Rachel Darash of Duncan, SC, placed third atop Page Tredennick’s Kirby Lane. Darash earned a score of 138.

The $500 NAL/WIHS Adult Hunter 18-35 Yrs Classic awarded Bergen Sanderford of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, both first and second place. Sanderford took first aboard his own Confidential with a score of 169. Sanderford also took second aboard his own, Perspective with a score of 165.5. Third place was granted to Angela Spinola of Hilton Head Island, SC. Spinola earned a score of 160 while aboard her own, Clever.

In the $500 NAL/WIHS Adult Hunter 36 & Over Classic Lisa Baugh of Wellington, FL, took first place aboard Callahan, owned by Rolling Hills Show Stables. Baugh earned a score of 166. Charlotte Sprague of Atlanta, GA, was awarded second place riding Limelight, owned by Isabella Wilson. Sprague earned a score of 165. Susan Reynolds of Advance, NC, took third place with a score of 160 riding her own, Tantara.

For full results from the $70,000 1.50m Sunday Classic CSI 5*, click here.

The Tryon Fall Series presented by Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport continues through Sunday, October 28, featuring four weeks of international and national hunter, jumper, and equitation competition. For more information on TIEC, please visit

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